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1corona4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:07 PM
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Biden statement on Bhutto!!
Edited on Thu Dec-27-07 12:09 PM by 1corona4u
Biden on Bhutto: 'This is a terrible day'
by Frank James

The campaign of Sen. Joseph Biden, a Democratic presidential candidate, issued the following statement in response to the murder of Benazir Bhutto, the Pakistani opposition leader.


Washington, DC Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D-DE) issued the following statement today after the assassination of Pakistans former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto:

This is a terrible day. My heart goes out to Benazir Bhuttos family, friends and followers.

Like her father before her, Benazir Bhutto worked her whole life and gave her life to help Pakistan become a democratic, secular and modern Muslim country. She was a woman of extraordinary courage who returned to Pakistan in the face of death threats and even after an assassination attempt the day of her return, she did not flinch. It was a privilege to know her these many years and to call her a friend.

I am convinced Ms. Bhutto would have won free and fair elections next week. The fact that she was by far Pakistans most popular leader underscores the fact that there is a vast, moderate majority in Pakistan that must have a clear voice in the system. Her assassination makes it all the more urgent that Pakistan return to a democratic path.


This fall, I twice urged President Musharraf to provide better security for Ms. Bhutto and other political leaders I wrote him before her return and after the first assassination attempt in October. The failure to protect Ms. Bhutto raises a lot of hard questions for the government and security services that must be answered.

I know that Benazirs followers will be tempted to lash out in anger and violence. I urge them to remain calm and not play into the hands of the forces of destruction. I urge Pakistans leaders to open a fully accountable and transparent investigation. We must find out who was behind this and bring those responsible to justice. And the United States should offer any assistance necessary, including investigative teams, to get to the bottom of this horror.

The way to honor Benazir Bhutto is to uphold the values for which she gave her life: democracy, moderation and social justice. I join with the Pakistani people in mourning the loss of a dear friend.

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/politics/blog/2007/12/biden_on_bhutto_this_is_a_terr.html
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:09 PM
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1. Thank you for posting the link....
:hi:
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1corona4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:11 PM
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2. You're welcome...
I'm sure it's what he said in the PC, should we have had the luxury to actually SEE IT!!!!!

I hate the fucking media.
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:12 PM
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3. I hate the fucking media too.
Edited on Thu Dec-27-07 12:15 PM by pirhana
I am biting my tongue right now.

on edit - msnbc did have Rudy-tootie on for an in-depth interview.
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kad7777 Donating Member (339 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:13 PM
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5. Yes, thank you
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ginchinchili Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 01:52 PM
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41. Add my name to the hate fucking media list
Like too many other things in this country, the media has become corrupt and self-serving. Rather than helping to strengthen and preserve our democracy, the media is undermining it. And they wonder why fewer and fewer Americans are tuning in. Thanks to our news media, America knows more about Britney Spiers than about Joe Biden. We have to push back.
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FlyingSquirrel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 09:26 PM
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54. There are certain things about Biden I don't want to know....
....as well as I know them about Britney!

:+

But I know what ya mean.
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1corona4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 11:07 PM
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58. Exactly....
truly disgusting spectacle if you ask me.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:12 PM
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4. ah, STATESMANSHIP! Had almost forgotten what it sounded like.
Always thought Biden would make one of the great Sec. of State and the world needs him focused in that job now more than ever.
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medicswife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:14 PM
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7. We need him as President
Not Secretary of State.
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1corona4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:14 PM
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8. He should be president. Period.
He has earned it.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:36 PM
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14. His enormous skills in diplomacy would be too scattered by other issues
one thing bush has done is illustrate how really unimportant the actual office of President is. It IS the appointees who run things and decide policy. I have always hoped for Sec of State Biden, where he could focus his energy and do some real good.
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:15 PM
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9. no shit.
I watched the tape of shrub. ridiculous. painful. short, no substance.

it sucks that biden's words have not been seen by more.
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PatSeg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 09:35 PM
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55. The tragedy interrupted his vacation time
He just doesn't care.
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:14 PM
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6. This is WHY we need Biden :
This fall, I twice urged President Musharraf to provide better security for Ms. Bhutto and other political leaders I wrote him before her return and after the first assassination attempt in October. The failure to protect Ms. Bhutto raises a lot of hard questions for the government and security services that must be answered.

You are not going to hear that from any other candidate.
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:16 PM
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10. You are 100% correct.
Biden is the only candidate so far who has not made some sort of comment which could spin this in his/her direction. Now, perhaps it will benefit him in the caucus/primaries, but I still believe his heart is in the right place.
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1corona4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:22 PM
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13. And to those who said he would use this press conference to bolster his campaign...
I say, the REASON he held a press conference was so that THIS statement would find it's way to the people of Pakistan;

I know that Benazirs followers will be tempted to lash out in anger and violence. I urge them to remain calm and not play into the hands of the forces of destruction. I urge Pakistans leaders to open a fully accountable and transparent investigation. We must find out who was behind this and bring those responsible to justice. And the United States should offer any assistance necessary, including investigative teams, to get to the bottom of this horror."

He is trying to reassure the people in Pakistan that this will not go un-adressed.
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PatSeg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 09:37 PM
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56. If he wasn't a presidential candidate,
he would have spoken as Chairman of Foreign Affairs.
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1corona4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:18 PM
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12. And what Biden has said about Pakistan....
It is time for a new approach. Weve got to move from a transactional relationship -- the exchange of aid for services -- to the normal, functional relationship we enjoy with all of our other military allies and friendly nations. Weve got to move from a policy concentrated on one man President Musharraf to a policy centered on an entire people the people of Pakistan.

http://www.joebiden.com/getinformed/speeches?id=0090



A people policy, not a Musharraf policy.
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beachmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 11:43 PM
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66. Well, to be fair, that sense of the Senate was co-sponsored by all presidentials.
I just liked the personal note of Biden's statement, as well as urging calm in Pakistan.
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:18 PM
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11. Biden is so eloquent, kicking it for Joe!
Wow, coherent sentences, in stark contrast to the raving Chimp!
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Tejanocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:42 PM
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15. Do you think you have enough exclamation points in your thread title?
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1corona4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:49 PM
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20. Petty ass.
Edited on Thu Dec-27-07 12:50 PM by 1corona4u
2? 2 fucking exclamation points?

You need a cat scan.
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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:51 PM
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22. Consider the source. Ignore ignore ignore.
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1corona4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:55 PM
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27. Yeah, I think I will...
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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:56 PM
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28. and see post 25 LOL!
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medicswife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:52 PM
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23. lol
I added a comment to the wrong response with loads of exclamation points. :)
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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:53 PM
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25. GO BIDEN !!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! BIDEN 08 !!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 11:17 PM
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59. Not!!!!! Nearly!!!!!!!!!!!!! Enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Geez, it was only two. I've seen worse.


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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1corona4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-28-07 10:20 AM
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80. LOL...
I just saw this....thanks for playing! ;-)
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Jennifer C Donating Member (760 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-28-07 12:49 AM
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70. Truly pathetic, Tejanocrat
People have been waiting to see the statement from Biden, because he actually knows what he's talking about when it comes to Pakistan.

Don't you have anything better to do than constantly bash his supporters? Leave it to another thread or day, at least.

It's quite sad that you consider the OP's title to be the biggest issue right now, above the REAL ISSUES.
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skipos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:43 PM
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16. kick. nt
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medicswife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:47 PM
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19. No! We needed more exclamation points!!!!! !!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!
Go JOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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1corona4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:51 PM
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21. AMEN sista!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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medicswife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:52 PM
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24. oh yeah!
Rah! Rah! Rah! Siskumba!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:44 PM
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17. Kicking.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:45 PM
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18. An excellent statement by Biden
He's really the only one of the candidate's I'm interested in hearing from regarding this sad business.
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merci_me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 12:55 PM
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26. Biden exemplifies what the world statesman means.
After the disaster we gave in the White House now, it's sometimes hard to remember.
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Maven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 01:07 PM
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29. Biden doesn't mince words and gets to the point
Instead of just reciting platitudes that sound nice but don't say much of anything.

There's a realness to his treatment of issues and events that is so, so rare.
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 01:21 PM
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30. Thanks. I logged in this afternoon specifically to see his statement.
Appreciate the post very much.
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Cass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 01:22 PM
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31. Thank you for posting this.
I've been waiting to hear what Joe Biden had to say about this but they aren't covering Biden at all that I can find. So far they have covered statements from Guiliani, Romney and McCain. This is outrageous. Joe Biden is the single most knowledgeable person we have on this subject and the brain-dead media fails to interview him.
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chascarrillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 01:23 PM
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32. !!!!!
!!!!! !!!!!

!!!

Yay Biden!!!!!

I mean, a world leader is dead. A nuclear nation is in chaos, but whatever! Biden might get a few more percentage points in Iowa!!!

Yay Biden!!!!!!!


!!!!
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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 01:27 PM
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33. you're right..Biden should be kicked out of the race...
His supporters use too much punctuation.
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1corona4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 01:31 PM
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35. LOL.....
too funny....seen any green eyed monsters lately? ;-)
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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 01:32 PM
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36. I'm sorry 1corona4u... you've used too many periods in your post.
Edited on Thu Dec-27-07 01:33 PM by youthere
You might want to consider switching to asterisks, or question marks. You do realize how poorly that reflects on Biden don't you?
:rofl:
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1corona4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 01:41 PM
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39. Per-hap^s you#re @re r16hT
;-)
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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 01:42 PM
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40. Much better! Our candidates should all be judged on what really counts!
Edited on Thu Dec-27-07 01:43 PM by youthere
Grammar, Punctuation, and what flavor of Captain Crunch they like best.
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chascarrillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 02:17 PM
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43. I'm making a comment on his supporters here
... who are creepily exuberant about this. It's disturbing.

I have no problem with Biden. Biden's fine.

The folks here that are Steve Holt!!!-ing over Bhutto's assassination, not so much.

You should be ashamed.
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1corona4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 02:20 PM
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44. Uh, we are not doing it over her assination...
nor are we doing it over Biden. It was simply to address another posters ignorant comment.

I can't speak for everyone else, but I posted my condolences for Bhutto first thing, in another thread.
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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 02:57 PM
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45. No one is exuberant over Bhutto's death...
Edited on Thu Dec-27-07 02:57 PM by youthere
what you are witnessing is snark aimed at one poster. Follow the thread and you will see. NO ONE is celebrating Bhutto's death.
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 03:24 PM
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47. I'm not a Biden supporter (yet) but I think you are wrong. It is just natural to think of Biden at
this time. I know I did almost first thing when I read about her assassination on AOL. Biden has become such a knowledgeable source on Pakistan that of course people's first reaction would include him.
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medicswife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 03:47 PM
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49. I can speak for myself only,
and I am most certainly not exuberant about Bhutto's assassination. I just think that it is moments like this that really highlight certain candidates strengths. I started the whole punctuation thing because I thought that whoever it was that made the comment about two exclamation points in the post's title was pretty ludicrous. It was a sarcastic statement and then it looks like we just got a little bit goofy!

I don't think anyone is excited or happy about Bhutto's assassination. We just believe that Biden has the most foreign policy experience and expertise and that in the world situation that we are currently in, he is the best man for the job. Most qualified, period.
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 11:20 PM
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61. No, they're just exuberant over their candidate. That is all
the only ones being creepy today are Hillary and Obama
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politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-28-07 12:27 AM
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67. Exactly n/t
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 11:37 PM
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64. his supporters have been posting his work on this issue for months
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medicswife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 01:34 PM
Response to Reply #32
37. And you think that Biden
should curb his expertise in foreign policy because it will prove to others that he's the best candidate? Is that it?
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ginchinchili Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 01:56 PM
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42. This only serves to highlight the imperative of nominating w/experience.
Biden is the smart choice. Obama's time will come, but it's not now.
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 03:30 PM
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48. Uncalled for - if Biden were NOT running, he would have made the same statement
Given his position as head of the SFRC, it would be expected. The fact that he has likely known her for years, it would be strange if he did not put out a public statement. It is a classy, well written statement. Not everything revolves around the Presidential race. This is a statement of a good man honoring a very courageous woman, who gave her life trying to make Pakistan more stable. (Kerry as head of the subcommittee that includes oversight of Pakistan put out a statement too.)
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 03:51 PM
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51. And I am once again brought to tears that Kerry is not in the Oval Office today.
Things probably would have been different.
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 03:50 PM
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50. Funny coming from an Obama supporter whose advisor Axelrod is all over the msm
touting the fact that Obama has better judgement than Clinton on world affairs.

Now that is political!
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 11:18 PM
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60. No, he just issued a statement, and a level headed one at that. The one's making political hay out..
of this are Clinton and Obama
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Cameron27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 01:30 PM
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34. K&R
Excellent comment by Biden.
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Klukie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 01:39 PM
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38. K&R
Thanks for posting.
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 02:57 PM
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46. A mature and sensitive comment by our guy, Joe.
At least he was able to say, with conviction and feeling, "I join with the Pakistani people in mourning the loss of a dear friend." Could George say the same?

Perhaps the media is holding their Biden interview for the evening news when more people will be watching.

Signed, the ever positive-thinking Frustrated Lady! :sarcasm:

More at 6:00
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PatSeg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 09:42 PM
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57. He was the first interview on Hardball
which is as it should be. He clearly is the most knowledgeable about Pakistan.
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lastliberalintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 03:55 PM
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52. This thread reminds me of why I usually avoid this forum
That was a very eloquent statement from Biden. I might have certain issues with his domestic policy votes over the years, but the man is very intelligent and knowledgeable about foreign policy. And I do hope that his words of caution are followed by the people of Pakistan.
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AntiFascist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 09:22 PM
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53. "I urge them to remain calm and not play into the hands of the forces of destruction."

He obviously knows how the neocon game is played.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 11:25 PM
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62. That is an excellent statement by the good Senator.
RIP Benazir Bhutto.
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lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 11:34 PM
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63. Kick
v
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beachmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 11:40 PM
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65. Biden has class, and is a real statesman. K & R, with pleasure. n/t
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Jennifer C Donating Member (760 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-28-07 12:42 AM
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69. Agreed
K&R
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politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-28-07 12:29 AM
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68. K&R
:kick:
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-28-07 01:12 AM
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71. Wanted to hear what he said
today so thank you for posting this.
He has knowledge of Pakistan and is the only official I felt would tell it like it really is.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-28-07 01:48 AM
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72. This was a dignified and appropriate response. nt
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-28-07 01:50 AM
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73. My respect for Joe Biden grows daily.
This is a dignified and wise statement.
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-28-07 01:57 AM
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74. Giuliani's response was that of a complete numbskull, and he was 100% incorrect.
He is one wacky guy.


Compare his statement to joe'. A huge difference.
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PatSeg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-28-07 03:11 AM
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76. All the republicans played the Islamic extremist card
Just another political opportunity to instill fear in voters.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-28-07 02:37 AM
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75. A very respectful tribute to Bhutto. Thanks for posting this. nt
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-28-07 04:38 AM
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77. Class!! Act!!
what a wonderful tribute to the heroic Bhutto. Like JFK, she was killed for being too popular with the people, imo. Jealous men cannot handle someone to be so beloved.
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droidamus2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-28-07 07:11 AM
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78. The media
Edited on Fri Dec-28-07 07:34 AM by droidamus2
I was watching MSNBC or CNN when I first heard about the assassination of Bhutto and it seemed sort of skewed to make the republicans get more air time. First, the talking head read a statement from Hillary Clinton. No extra graphics on the screen and no picture of Hillary. Next they had a statement from Obama with his picture and a graphics showing his statement as it was read. Giuliani (sp?) got the same treatment the first time around. The they show an actual interview with Romney. Later as somebody previously mentioned they had Giuliani on for a live interview. I stopped watching then so I don't know if they had more Democrats on later. It was also interesting that the Democrats in their statements pretty much eulogized Bhutto, whereas the Republicans seemed to see her death as an opportunity to polish up their national security credentials. Republicans were all 'be afraid', fight the terrorists and this is why you need us as President. The Democrats were along the lines of this is a tragedy, Mrs Bhutto was a great leader, we send our condolences.

It really amazes me how lucky the Republicans are. Maybe it is my imagination but it always seems in the last 25 years like when they are doing bad in an election cycle some 'national security' related event happens to bring the focus back to their favorite talking points.
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-28-07 08:34 AM
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79. Well said, Senator.
Oh, to have a leader so eloquent and well spoken!
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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-28-07 11:10 AM
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81. kick
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